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i get error message:

dao 350.dll was unable to register itself in the system

i've tried the solution suggested in ms knowledge base article 304230, but it didnt' work.

i get a dllregisterserver error, return code 0x8002801c

what do i do?

appreciate any help
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by:ayufans
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what is the OS you're using ??

Have you tried to register the file from command prompt ? the file should be located at :

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\DAO

try to see if the file is there or not first.

If the file exist, try to register from command prompt, although I never tried this before.

Good Luck
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by:janeausten
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windows xp home

yes, i've tried registering it, but i get the error i mentioned above (return code 0x8002801c
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by:wehoit
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I don't know if this will help, but I posted my two versions of DAO for you.

http://home.attbi.com/~whoit/dao.zip

Try replacing/registering them and see if that helps.

From what I saw on the KB, if it's registered, then the VB installer may leave it alone...
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by:ayufans
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I try to unregister the file, and it's ok. However, I got the same error janeausten got when I try to register it from the command prompt. However, going back to VB, I can add the file from Project --> references just fine without a glitch.

Did you encounter any error when installing VB 6 ??
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by:ayufans
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wait a minute... does this happen in the installation process ? (the title is 'vb6 installation problem' right ?) if you do encounter the error in the installation process, try to actually use the file from VB. I'm not saying that this will work, but try to add the file from Project --> References pop up window. If you could use it okay, I don't think you would need to register it manually.

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by:janeausten
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first error i encountered was msaddr__.dll (forgot the whole name) cannot be registered.  then i found out that this problem was caused by crystal reports 8, which is already in my system.  turns out c.r. 8 removes certain permissions in the registry.  so i did the suggested adjustments in the registry.  the next time i tried to install vb6, the msaddr__.dll error went away, but was replaced by this error.  

am getting really frustrated.  i used to have both vb6 and cr8 in my win98 laptop, but never had this problem.  i think win xp is pretty messed up.  my friend who also encountered this problem suggested formatting my hard drive, which i will do as a last resort.

another problem in my vb6 is when i select project> references, i get the error > cannot access system registry.

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by:janeausten
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first error i encountered was msaddr__.dll (forgot the whole name) cannot be registered.  then i found out that this problem was caused by crystal reports 8, which is already in my system.  turns out c.r. 8 removes certain permissions in the registry.  so i did the suggested adjustments in the registry.  the next time i tried to install vb6, the msaddr__.dll error went away, but was replaced by this error.  

am getting really frustrated.  i used to have both vb6 and cr8 in my win98 laptop, but never had this problem.  i think win xp is pretty messed up.  my friend who also encountered this problem suggested formatting my hard drive, which i will do as a last resort.

another problem in my vb6 is when i select project> references, i get the error > cannot access system registry.

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by:ayufans
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I'm using winxp pro, but no problem so far. I think win xp home is a bit messed up :(

sorry to hear that :( Hope someone else can help you out.

Good Luck.
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by:janeausten
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solved my problem.... by formatting my hard drive.  

thanks for trying, guys, am going to request for the deletion of this question.
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by:ayufans
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Good to hear that at least you got it solved ^_^ kinda sad to hear that you gotta format your HD though :(

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i guess it will be ok if we left this question, in case someone ever stumbles on a solution in the future.  but if we left it without deleting, can i still get my points back?
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